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Carlos Dunlap makes six Bengals in Pro Bowl

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Posted at 4:49 PM, Jan 14, 2016
and last updated 2016-01-14 16:57:39-05

CINCINNATI - Carlos Dunlap's addition to the Pro Bowl Thursday puts six Bengals in the NFL all-star game – their highest total since the 1989 season.

The defensive end, a first alternate in December’s voting, replaces Jets DE Muhammad Wilkerson, who is injured.

Dunlap led the Bengals with 13.5 sacks, second in club history behind DE Coy Bacon’s 22.0 in 1976. Dunlap also led the team in  QB hits (31). He was second in tackles for loss (16), and he led the defensive line in tackles (55). He had two forced fumbles and a fumble recovery, and he was one of only two NFL players to block two field goals.

Five Bengals were selected in the initial voting -- DT Geno Atkins, WR A.J. Green, TE Tyler Eifert, S Reggie Nelson and OT Andrew Whitworth.

The game will be played Sunday, Jan. 31 at 7 p.m. (ET) at Aloha Stadium in Honolulu.  

Players will be assigned to teams during the Pro Bowl Draft on ESPN2 on Wednesday, Jan. 27 at 8 p.m.